Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: kinky/curly hair

Black actresses tackle the issues of prejudice, natural black hair and self-affirmation in the play “Combs”


Note from BW of Brazil: Well once again we see an example of the old adage, “if you want something done, you have to do it yourself”. Over the past … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

“At school, they said that I must be good in bed because of being black”: After suffering from stereotypes that Brazilian society reserves for black women, Monique Evelle now heads her own organization


Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing with our exposure of Afro-Brazilian women who shine and are making positive contributions to society, today we bring the story of a young woman … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Raiz Forte (strong root) project launches website about black women and their experiences


Note from BW of Brazil: With the story of black women being, for all intents and purposed, non-existent in the mainstream media, books, websites, seminars, projects and organizations that shine … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

After video receives one million views, model who suffered racism on a bus in the Federal District listens to stories of other victims


Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of the ‘racial democracy’….Not! In the story below we learn about the experience of a model whose released a video about … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

More from the series “there is no racism in Brazil”: Differences in opinions about the march of natural black hair and march of redheads provide more examples of white privilege


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another avenue that provides an excellent source of material for the analysis of racial issues can be found in social networking and news sites. … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Suzana and Suzane Massena, twin models from Bahia: photo gallery


This post features photos of twin sisters Suzana and Suzane Massena from Salvador, Bahia. Click here for a little about them and here for more photos

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Students hold protest at a federal university; students proclaim director’s comments about student’s hair racist


Protest flyer; student Wgercilene Martins who was allegedly the target of racism Another day, another accusation of racism. This time it occurred on the campus of a federal university in the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 3 Comments